Sailing Round 2

It is fantastic to see the commitment and dedication of so many committed sailors, and to see boats out on the Nerang River every day of the week:

On Mondays and Fridays, the Start Sailing Group in Picos, led by Ms Di Francis and Mr Ky Heale

On Tuesdays and Saturdays, the Prep Sailing Group in Picos, led by Mr Brett Massey and Mr Craig Newton

On Tuesdays and Thursday, the Better Sailing Group in Pacers, led by Mr Tom Cunich and Mr Caleb Darch

On Wednesdays and Thursdays, the Start Sailing 2 Group in Picos, led by Ms Danah Clements and Ms Monet Mooney

On Wednesdays and Fridays at school, and on Sundays at RQYS the Racing Team, led by Mr Tom Cunich, Mr Matt Wright and Mr Grant Wharington in Pacers takes to the water.

Our boys continued their success at RQYS on Sunday, with TSS 34 (Tom Wright and Jack O’Hagan) continuing to lead the overall standings in the Queensland State Pacer Championships Fleet Racing, closely followed by TSS 33 (Oscar Weatherseed and Ethan Donnelly).  Currently 6 of the top 10 boats are TSS boats,  which is a testament to the strength of our program and the hard work of the boys.   Race 3 saw an interesting departure from the norm, as, with an eye to the future, our skippers and crews swapped positions.  This was an excellent opportunity for the crews, who hopefully will be our skippers in future years to experience the thrill of a race, expertly mentored of course by our regular skippers, and they all seemed to enjoy the challenge.

The afternoon’s Teams Racing brought more thrills and spills, although the three crews showed that they had listened to the wise words of their coach, Tom Cunich, recognising more quickly when they had achieved a winning position and then using their speed to maintain this position, rather than allowing themselves to get dragged into complicated tactical battles.  They defeated teams from Brisbane Grammar School, Brisbane Boys College, and Moreton Bay College, losing only to a very talented, well drilled team from Iona College.

Onwards to next week!


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